If you’re like me, you probably miss the days when America was governed by elected representatives instead of appointed lawyers in black robes. I’m sure President Trump does, since on Tuesday, he was thwarted again – twice in one day – by federal judges.
In yet another judicial attempt to interfere with the President exercising the executive power to create the Census form, an Obama-appointed federal judge in New York barred the Justice Department from changing the lawyers they want to use to re-argue their case for adding the citizenship question to the Census form.
So if you’re keeping score, federal judges now have the power to tell the executive branch that it can’t even pick the lawyers it wants to make the case that it shouldn’t even have to make that it should be allowed to exercise a power it already has that the courts shouldn’t even have a say over. Here’s my question: Why do we even have elections anymore if the country is just going to be run by judges?
Incidentally, in some news you aren’t likely to hear reported on MSNBC, a Harvard University/Harris poll found that 67% of all registered voters think the Census should ask whether someone is a US citizen. Those who approve of the citizenship question include 88% of Republicans, 63% of Independents, 58% of urban voters, 59% of black voters, and even 52% of Democrats and – brace yourself – 55% of Hispanic voters. So if Nancy Pelosi is right about the citizenship question just being about "making America white again," then America has a very large and diverse Rainbow Coalition of white supremacists.
A federal appeals court also ruled Tuesday that President Trump doesn’t have the right to ban obnoxious trolls from his Twitter account (FYI: I do), apparently because the right to free speech was created to insure there’s no shortage of idiots saying offensive things about Trump on Twitter. No danger of that.
At least this ruling might have some reasonable Constitutional arguments behind it. Also, liberals had been celebrating it for only about five minutes when the reality of what it meant suddenly blew up in their faces. It means they don’t get to ban trolls, either, and office holders such as AOC who did it already were immediately slapped with lawsuits. Live by the obnoxious tweet, die by the obnoxious tweet.
I always enjoy it when something upends a prevailing liberal media narrative. For instance, if I said that I gave President Trump an “A+” for his handling of the economy which is “doing great,” and that his tax cut had stimulated business and helped bring job opportunities even to groups that had problems before, such as taking African-American unemployment to its lowest level ever…and that he deserves credit for taking steps to do what he promised to do…and if I said the Democrats will have a hard time beating him because they’ve moved too far to the left and their programs don’t resonate with most Americans…then I’d probably be called a racist Trump supporter.
So I’m happy to report that everything above was actually said by African-American media mogul Robert Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET.)
Listen closely and you can hear liberals’ heads exploding all the way from DC and both coasts.
And as long as we’re shattering cherished liberal narratives, here are seven largely-unreported facts about immigration enforcement under Obama.
You know all those things they blame on Trump, like deporting people, separating families, putting children in cages, people dying trying to cross the border, etc.? Well, all that happened under Obama first and oftentimes, worse.
And for the record, if they start blasting Trump for using tear gas on illegal immigrants at the border, that wouldn’t even be a first, either. It’s been used by Presidents going back to Jimmy Carter, and it happened 79 times during fiscal years 2012-2016 under - you guessed it - Barack Obama.
I believe that there are millions of hard-working Americans with common sense who are still Democrats by inclination, family tradition or force of habit, but who find it harder with each passing day to understand or accept what their Party has become. Many are only clinging to the Democratic brand because the media has done such a thorough 24/7/365 job of telling them that Trump is an evil, stupid, lying, racist, sexist Nazi puppet of Russia who only cares about the rich…and even that’s starting to be a strain for them to believe with the Russia collusion story falling apart like a rusty Model T; the economy booming and bringing good jobs to everyone, including women and minorities; and their own paychecks now larger thanks to a tax cut that they’re constantly being told only benefited “the rich.”
The gap between what the Democrats are saying and what Americans can see with their own eyes is growing too wide. Remember the “Generation Gap?” The Democratic Party is now suffering from the “Reality Gap.” This is why I often say I couldn’t be a Democrat because it now requires you to get up every day and believe 10 impossible things before breakfast.
Of course, those on the left would reply that that’s just my personal opinion – but then, if a man can be a woman just by believing he/she/xe is, then reality is only what each person thinks it is, right? But that’s not how reality works. You can believe you won’t get shocked if you grab a live wire, but the wire’s viewpoint is going to prevail.
That brings me to an interesting read you should bookmark for whenever you have a little time to sit down and consider a topic in depth. Michael J. Boskin of the Hoover Institution examines in detail a number of liberal initiatives and policy proposals, then patiently explains why these policies have already failed or are doomed to fail. It’s because they’re not merely misguided, but they demand a willingness to ignore reality. As he explains, these policies, from Medicare For All to the Green New Deal and more, are “economically, scientifically or numerically illiterate.”
This is a very long and detailed piece, but it will give you plenty of ammunition for arguing with liberals, and a lot to think about if you are one. And while Boskin’s suggested centrist compromise solutions might not be popular with all my readers, at least they’re not based on magical thinking.